DV 101 Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Physical Safety

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Introduction Level Courses 101

Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Physical Safety

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About This Course

This is an introductory level course for disaster volunteers to gain basic concepts of disaster volunteerism safety. The goal of this course is to provide skills to allow volunteers to recognize physical and emotional limitations, mitigate risk, identify hazards for disaster risk and appropriate flood response.

  • Learn about the physical and emotional limitations while volunteering
  • Gain an understanding on the risk while volunteering and ways to mitigate those risks
  • Identify hazards to reduce the risk of disasters
  • Learn about flood response hazards and flood response PPE
  • Introduction about WCC
  • Learning Objectives
  • Agenda
  • Disaster Volunteering Safety Basics
  • Inside Hazards
  • Entering a Flood Impacted Area
  • Flood Response Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Next Steps

Course hour: 1 hours
Delivery method: Classroom and Online
Intended audience: Disaster workers, volunteers